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May 31, 2018

Specialty Contractor: Safety
Over 1 million hours

Photo provided by MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions
MacDonald-Miller developed an easy-to-use online safety form to ease administrative demands.

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions

Safety is and will always be MacDonald-Miller’s highest priority. The company’s workforce is entitled to it and its culture demands it.

However, there is often a temptation to cut corners or worse when faced with real-world production demands. Knowing that the company would never sacrifice safety for production, a solution was needed. Out of this struggle for balance came the idea to create an easy-to-use, mobile-device-compatible, safety-centric web application.

The overarching goal of MacSafety E-Forms was to simplify the administrative requirements of the various safety and health regulations. Since these forms are intended to help identify and eliminate hazards in the workplace, making them something other than a tedious, pencil-whipping exercise was crucial.

The time needed to complete forms — examples include pre-task plans, fall protection work plans, confined space permits, equipment inspections, hot work permits, weekly safety meetings and site inspections — all add up over the course of a job.

Compounding this was the additional time and effort needed to disseminate, retain and/or track these forms.

With approximately 973 employees in the field at any given time, production was being impacted and safety potentially put at risk. With the welcomed and eager input from MacDonald-Miller’s crews, the various elements of MacSafety E-Forms began to take hold. What was finally developed was the one-stop safety shop initially dreamed of.

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